Studio Ghibli movie The Wind Rises is coming to digital streaming service on 1 September and on Blu-ray on 22 September. Studio Ghibli and GKids, with distribution by Shout! Factory, will issue the film. There will also be a standalone DVD release on September 22.
Featuring a dubbed voice cast including Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Martin Short, Stanley Tucci, Mandy Patinkin, and William H. Macy, The Wind Rises was supposed to be Hayao Miyazaki’s farewell to cinema when it was released back in 2013 in Los Angeles.
Jiro Horikoshi is fascinated by aviation but unable to become a pilot due to a medical condition. He moves to Tokyo in 1923, surviving the Great Kanto Earthquake to become a highly accomplished airplane designer. As rumors of war escalate, Jiro reunites with Nahoko, a young woman he met during the earthquake years earlier. The two fall deeply in love, just as Nahoko falls ill with tuberculosis. Inspired by visions of Italian aeronaut Caproni, Jiro must confront mounting tragedies with dignity in this epic tale of love and perseverance.
The special features will include exclusive booklet, feature-length storyboards, 10 Years with Hayao Miyazaki documentary episode, behind the microphone, film completion press conference, original theatrical trailers, TV spots.